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Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

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Address: Arabella Lane, Snells Beach 0920, New Zealand
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Experience Art and Wine Entwined at Brick Bay.

Visit the Glass House, the...

Experience Art and Wine Entwined at Brick Bay.

Visit the Glass House, the spectacular restaurant, home of Brick Bay Wines and gateway to the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail.

Brick Bay is a boutique Matakana vineyard producing elegant estate grown wines: a renowned Pinot Gris, a vibrant Rose and intense Bordeaux-style red blends.

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail winds through a remarkable native landscape, showcasing 50 works by New Zealand's leading sculptors.

Open daily for wine tasting, cellar door sales, relaxed all day dining, coffee and the Sculpture Trail.

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Fascinating Trek

Spent an hour traipsing through the woodlands around the Brick Bay winery. Sculpture was very impressive. The trails and boardwalks were very well done - interesting shapes and... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Spent an hour traipsing through the woodlands around the Brick Bay winery. Sculpture was very impressive. The trails and boardwalks were very well done - interesting shapes and paths around trees and through groves.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Ever changing sculpture trail easy to walk round and photograph. With a great cafe wine tasting at the end. Delicious food and platters available

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Very pretty gardens. Good walk through bush and uphill, down again in places. You must allow plenty of time to enjoy this walk. Tucked away, and around corners etc you come across some pretty amazing and unusual Sculptures. The Winery building itself is impressive in its Architecture and setting. Unfortunately we could not stay and enjoy the ambience that the... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great Lily lakes in bloom. The forest is up to arboretum standard. The paths well maintained. It does have some sharp inclines and descents with steps and doing the side trails may be too much for the less fit. The leaflet is helpful not just for pondering the art but for identifying the vegetation. Birds were few and not that... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Loved walking through paddocks, native bush & around the pond seeing all the sculptures. Make sure you have enough time to explore and enjoy the walk.

1 Thank Andrea R
Ascot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Good selection of dishes , both individual and for sharing. The tables overlooking the Lilly pond are a delight. It can get a bit warm in the glasshouse on a sunny day, but there are lots of tables outside.

1 Thank Steve H
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

We had a great day at the Brick Bay Winery and Sculpture Trail. Plenty of parking. Trail easy to walk. Loved the Kauri Forest area especially as it was a humid day and the canopy kept us cool. Sculptures were very interesting. We had a lovely cheeseboard and a glass of wine. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would... More 

1 Thank Debbie111805
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Came here on Sunday before returning to Auckland, and arrived around 10:30am so we were almost the 1st people to do the tour. They say to allow around 1 hour to do the trail but I would say give yourself at least 1hr 30mins, as we ran out of time. The sculpture is quite modern so not to everyone's taste,... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Although a lo of hard work has been done to create this trail, quite frankly the sculptures were a little too modern for our taste. A few were well worth making the journey for, but the cost of entrance was high, and we had very little return for our money.

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

We have lived in Auckland all our lives and yesterday was the first time we discovered Brick Bay Winery and Sculpture trail. It is excellent for any overseas visitors or out-of-towners. The restaurant is fantastic and overlooks a very large pond full of the most beautiful water lilies. It's a destination that everyone should add to their 'To Do' list... More 

1 Thank Kiwi_Classics

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